Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Monday, Sep. 26, 2016
Review: "Miss Peregrine's Home" From Director Tim Burton
Fall has officially just started, but there's still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed. After a steady stream this year of Batman, Superman, Captain America, X-Men and even...
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016
Review: Animated "Storks" Directed By Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland
The question of "Where do babies come from?" has been answered, throughout movie history, with some unsavory characters. In the case of "Rosemary's Baby," a demonic neighbor was to blame. In "Knocked Up," it was Seth Rogen's doing. The truth can hurt. But evading the query has its own lineage, too...
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016
Review: Director Antoine Fuqua's "The Magnificent Seven"
Deciding to remake "The Magnificent Seven " with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin. John Sturges' 1960 tome, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic "Seven Samurai," is a fun confection of star power and charismatic bravado, sure, but held in such high esteem probably more...
Monday, Sep. 19, 2016
Review: Director Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe"
The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies. While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class - an ideal element for an underdog tale - it rarely turns its lens on modern African...
Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016
Working Insights: Cinematographers Discuss "Homeland," Discovery TV and Nike Projects
Cinematographer David Klein, ASC, earned his second career Emmy nomination this year on the strength of “The Tradition of Hospitality” episode of Homeland , which also garnered series EP/director Lesli Linka Glatter an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series category. Glatter now...
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016
Review: Director Jeff Feuerzeig's "Author: The JT LeRoy Story"
To the general public, the name JT LeRoy probably rings only the vaguest of bells, if any at all. It didn't for this particular critic. But that innocent ignorance is all the more reason to seek out the documentary "Author: The JT LeRoy Story ," a fascinating peek into one of the wildest literary...
Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016
Review: Director Luke Scott Makes Feature Debut With "Morgan"
Even if you guess the twist in “Morgan” early on, the title character is still an interesting one. Played by relative newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy, Morgan is enigmatic and otherworldly, at once childlike and wise. She’s also an expensive, top-secret experiment, and she appears to be malfunctioning...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Rowling's Potter World Gains New Relevance In "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
The pop culture juggernaut of J.K. Rowling's Potter-mania appeared to be breathing its last gasp when the eighth film in the series, part two of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," made its premiere amid teeming throngs of bittersweet Potter fans in London's Leicester Square in 2011. Wands went...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
Review: Director Derek Cianfrance's "The Light Between Oceans"
There is no misfortune too shattering for Derek Cianfrance it seems. The writer and director of "Blue Valentine," ''The Place Beyond the Pines" and now, an adaptation of the M.L. Stedman novel "The Light Between Oceans " confidently strides into stories of little hope and painful circumstance,...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Review: Director Richard Tanne's "Southside With You"
Writer-director Richard Tanne's feature film debut "Southside With You" views history through an unlikely, heart-shaped prism: the first date between Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson. Contemplating further such forays into presidential romance is indeed frightful. Are we itching closer to a rom-...